Sunday, June 30, 2013

Places to Go; Places to Think About - Page Four

Some photographs aren't about people. Some are just places.

Even when there is an occasional person walking about in the snap, the picture is really about the place.

Here is a collection of such photographs; snapshots from a vacation or just a photo of a building, or a mountain, or a street. Maybe you'll see something familiar. IF you can identify any of these places, add it in the comment section.

As the real estate people say it: Location, location, location.

Mountain top

Working the land
Curtis Brown Co.


The entrance

Where is  this?
An ambulance
An ambulance at 30 Rock.
View from the mountain

Laundry day

The long, long road

A found slide.
An old mill
Hotel Traymore - Atlantic City

Town Square

Couple  in front of monument, somewhere
I'm guessing this is a war memorial somewhere. But where?
Woman at Chimney Rock

Building in the distance
Snow and boats

Filling Station
Street Scene
Antigua Guatemala

Shack in the wilderness

Muddy road
Motor Park Inspection

A tree falls in the street
From a hill

Put on your hiking shoes and trek back to the previous pages about PLACES.
Places to Go; Places to Think About Page Five
Places to Go; Places to Think About Page Four (This One)
Places to Go; Places to Think About Page Three
Places to Go; Places to Think About Page Two
Places to Go; Places to Think About. Page One

The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group,
An album of the most requested photographs in the Lost Gallery.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half
You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture!
Oh! You DID didn't you!
completely unaware of the photographer

This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

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THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery
how a photograph of any
of these precious children
could end up lost
or abandoned.
Here are a few.
You will probably say
"Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story; What do you see?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"


  1. Two of those, the Ansaszi ruins, look like they might be at Chaco Canyon.

    You know, it's odd, but I rarely find landscape photos. I don't think antique dealers figure they'll sell so they don't put them in the bins. You've got some great ones here.

  2. Thanks Tattered and Lost. I found photographs on the net, taken near Aztec, New Mexico that are similar to these, but nothing conclusive. Definitely the same culture.

    I agree, that’s probably what happens. The dealers probably just toss them out. The landscape photographs that I do find are often part of an untouched family album or in a bag of photographs, added no doubt to bulk up the bargain.

  3. Certainly an intriguing selection. I was about to say those ruins were to me the most intriguing, but perhaps I got ma answer in that previous comment(?!?)...

  4. Thanks Ticklebear. I am glad you enjoyed the page. It's page four of an on-going collection.

    Sometimes they get identified; sometimes not.

  5. Maybe,also, people tended not to take as many landscapes (unless Uncle Fred was in the foreground!)

  6. Thanks Tony. You are right. Working in a photo finish shop as a teen, I learned the general philosophy of many amateur photographers: If a picture doesn't have someone in it, it's a mistake.

    Even when it was an intentional attempt at a scenic photo, the little box camera usually wasn't up the task and the print got discarded because everything was "too far away."



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